Enrolment Eligibility

Students younger then college age can attend most courses as long as they have a fee paying adult attending the same course with them.

College age students are able to attend all self funded classes.

For further clarification please contact the Coordinator on 2327163 or [email protected]

A-Z - All Our Courses

FAMILY TREE: Beginners Guide

Tutor/Facilitator: Jan Powell
1 Sunday - On 1 March from 10am-3pm

This course is for people who are new to genealogy or who need help making progress with their family tree. It will provide practical and theoretical help using a range of New Zealand and overseas records. The course is hands-on, and you will learn how and where to search for people and information. You'll learn how to save your findings on to hand-written pages or a genealogy computer program

Fees: NZ$75

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ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 11 February from 7-9pm

This course is for Beginners and Intermediate Students. Learn basic drawing skills using pencils, charcoal and watercolour pencils. Create colourful graphic images with both oil pastels or soft pastel. Paint with Acrylics to portray images using a watercolour glaze technique or use thick Impasto Acrylic paint like oils.

Fees: NZ$110

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Asian Cooking & Dim Sum:

Tutor/Facilitator: Rhoda Feasey
5 Tuesday nights - Starts 11 February from 7-9pm

Learn to prepare and cook delicious but economical and healthy meals for you and your family using seasonal vegetable, meat and seafood. You will see how easy it is to utilise stir frying, steaming and deep frying techniques and learn to select the best meat, seafood and different ways of cutting meat. Fee includes all ingredients.

Fees: NZ$115 - Includes all ingredients

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Break Free From Emotional Eating

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Monday night - On 4 November from 7-9pm

If your weight pattern has an emotional driver that is not addressed it will be impossible to maintain any new habits for the long term. Perhaps you eat when lonely or bored, when stressed, or depressed, or when you're angry and can't express it? Maybe in the past you've used weight as an excuse; to limit you, to not engage in relationships, to hide in the background, get out of activities? Maybe you feel ashamed or out of control around food? What habits do you have around food and where did they come from?

Fees: NZ$25

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BUILDING RESILIENCE IN CHILDREN

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Monday night - On 9 March from 7-9pm

Resilience is an important character we want our children to have and is particularly important for the fast-paced world we live in. Children who do well in the face of adversity and hardship will have developed various coping and stress-management skills. Learn how you can share some of these with children and young people around you.

Fees: NZ$25

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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Thursday night - On 5 March from 7-9pm

This seminar will create a new awareness within you of some of the subconscious drivers throughout your day and give you the skills to allow you to begin to re-programme your mind.

Fees: NZ$25

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CHRISTMAS CRAFTS & GIFTS:

Tutor/Facilitator: Kim O'Neill
1 Saturday - On 30 November from 9am -3pm

With the festive season getting closer, Tawa College is putting on a fantastic Christmas-themed class for the first time. Impress friends and family with your creative, personalised gifts – all made by hand! This friendly class will be a lovely way to get creative, socialise and learn new skills. Basic sewing skills essential.

Fees: NZ$80

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COMPOSTING FROM A TO Z: Bokashi, Worms & Home Composting

Tutor/Facilitator: Jessica Barnes
1 Tuesday night - On 15 October from 7-9pm

Household green waste makes up a ⅓ of our waste to landfills - why not compost it instead? Not only will you get brilliant soil conditioner and plant food you’ll also help papatuanuku by cutting down on how much waste is going to landfill! In this workshop you’ll learn composting from small scale suitable for homes without lots of space to systems that would suit a lifestyle block and everything in between!

Fees: NZ$25

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Beginner Course

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts 11 February from 7-9pm

Crochet is a great activity that settles your mind and is relaxing too. Crochet and the repetitive movements help the brain make more serotonin, which helps to decrease feelings of depression. Learn to crochet by making little projects (a flower keychain, crochet hearts and granny squares). Learn about different stitches and notations and how to read patterns. Crochet is a great craft to learn, you can make awesome things for yourself or join a community craft group and crochet for a cause!

Fees: NZ$60

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts 10 March from 7-9pm

Been to Monique's beginner class or already know how to crochet then come along and extend your skills with new projects.

Fees: NZ$60

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CROSS STITCH: BEGINNER

Tutor/Facilitator: Mary Trounson
3 Tuesday nights - Starts 11 February from 7-9pm

Have you always wanted to try cross stitch but didn’t know where to start? Then this course is for you. You will learn the basic stitches and how to read a chart, while stitching a small design provided. You will also learn about suitable fabrics, threads and tools both essential and useful. Find out how to prepare your piece before you start, tips while you work, and how to prepare it to get the best result from the picture framer. The tutor will provide guidance in choosing your own project, that you will start in class.

Fees: NZ$45

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Defensive Driving (November)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 Monday nights & 2 Wednesday nights - Starts Monday 25 November from 6:30-8:30pm

Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. An additional $60 is required to be paid to a driving instructor for the in car practical. This class is held on 2 Monday nights and 2 Wednesday nights

Fees: NZ$135

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Defensive Driving (October)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
4 Wednesday nights - Starts Wednesday 16 October from 6:30-8:30pm

Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. This covers the theory part of the course only. An additional $60 is required to be paid to a driving instructor for the in car practical.

Fees: NZ$135

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers ( November)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 30 November from 9am-1pm

AA Driving School has developed a classroom training program for licensed drivers who want to update their driving skills and knowledge. The course teaches positive driving behaviours and a responsible philosophy towards ourselves and other road users.

Fees: NZ$125

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (February)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 22 February from 9am -1pm

AA Driving School has developed a classroom training program for licensed drivers who want to update their driving skills and knowledge. The course teaches positive driving behaviours and a responsible philosophy towards ourselves and other road users.

Fees: NZ$125

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Digital Photography: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Geoff Marshall
6 Wednesday nights & 1 field trip - Starts 22 February from 7-9pm

Learn how to get the best out of your camera by learning basic camera operating techniques, lenses, exposure, lighting, depth of field and how to make rather than take photographs. Also includes basic computer improvements to photos. The two hour fieldtrip during a weekend will be on the date which best suits most students.

Fees: NZ$100

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Digital Photography: Hands On

Tutor/Facilitator: Geoff Marshall
6 Wednesday nights & 1 weekend field trip - Starts 30 October from 7-9pm

A practical course involving three classroom sessions, three Wednesday evening location shoots and one weekend shot. Sessions will cover people, landscape, still life, night photography, all designed to teach creative techniques of making photographs. Assumes a basic knowledge of camera operation.

Fees: NZ$100

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DIY: Do It Yourself Interiors

Tutor/Facilitator: Rebekah Insoll
1 Saturday - On 9 November from 9am-4pm

This course has been CANCELLED. Can't find a tradesman? Lots of small jobs around the home you can learn to do yourself with some simple tools. Without prior experience, come and gain skills you need to renovate for a fraction of the cost. The course involves 'hands-on' practise, and mistakes are part of learning.

Fees: NZ$110 - Fee includes consumables

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EASY TAI CHI: Daytime

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday mornings - Starts 11 February from 10-11am

Tai Chi is an exercise that is effortless and fun for your body and mind. This is an art and an exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy, flexible, balanced, active, sociable and youthful. This class is most suited for SENIOR CITIZENS but anyone can attend. It will be held at the Tawa Community Centre.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - second fitness class taken in same term

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ESOL: Basic Conversational Group

Tutor/Facilitator: Margaret Seconi
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 11 February from 7-9pm

Come to a friendly group and learn how to say and write your name, address and phone number; answer the telephone clearly; make appointments; read simple English and chat to your friends and work mates in clear basic Kiwi English. This is a good class for anyone new to English or who has forgotten the English they learnt at school.

Fees: NZ$25 - New Zealand Residents & Refugees
Fees: NZ$75 - International Students & Visitors

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ESOL: Intermediate Conversational Group

Tutor/Facilitator: Margaret Seconi
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 12 February from 7-9pm

Conversational English for those who feel confident at reading and writing. The focus is on learning pronunciation & meaning in a NZ context so that you will gain NZ cultural intelligence to complement your English language skills. Additional written and comprehension support can be given if requested by class members. Emphasis is placed on topical NZ cultural events so that you may gain confidence and become part of your community.

Fees: NZ$25
Fees: NZ$75 - International Students & Visitors

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Excel:

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 10 November from 9am-4pm

Learn how to enter and edit data, use cell references, ranges and built-in functions, data management, analysis as well as charts and create reports. *Create and Format Charts (Graphs) *Use of Referencing *Name Ranges and Cells *Database Management: Sorting/ Filtering *Link Data

Fees: NZ$85

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Family Trusts, Wills and Powers of Attorney

Tutor/Facilitator: Robert Brace
1 Tuesday night - On 18 February from 7-9pm

Why should I consider having a family trust? If I die tomorrow or have a stroke, have I made proper arrangements or will I leave it to my family to try to tidy up all the loose ends? Learn how to make sure you and your family assets are simply protected and provided for.

Fees: NZ$25

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Guitar: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Don Franks
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 16 October from 7-9pm

Guitar skills in the context of general musicianship and enjoyment. Make music, perform and play with others using several different music styles. Own guitar essential.

Fees: NZ$115

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INDIAN MEALS: Quick, Easy & Authentic

Tutor/Facilitator: Manjula Patel
5 Monday nights - Starts 10 February from 7-9pm

Make quick nutritious meals with heaps of flavour. You bring your own ingredients and container to take your meals home.

Fees: NZ$70

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INDIGO DYEING & SHIBORI

Tutor/Facilitator: Clare Smith
1 Saturday - On 21 March from 9am-3pm

Learn the basics of shibori by folding, clamping, wrapping and sewing fabrics before dyeing them using indigo.

Fees: NZ$80

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ITALIAN LANGUAGE: For Travellers

Tutor/Facilitator: Antonella Sarti
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 18 February from 7-9pm

Learn Italian communicative skills with fun, songs, movies, readings, paintings and a special taste of Italian lifestyle while exploring the country from an antipodean distance.

Fees: NZ$110

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ITALIAN LANGUAGE:Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Antonella Sarti
7 Thursday nights - Starts on 20 February from 7-9pm

For those who have some knowledge of Italian and want to continue their studies.

Fees: NZ$100

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LACE MAKING: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrea Lynch
8 weeks - Starts 10 February from 7-9pm

Love lace? Learn the centuries old craft of bobbin lacemaking to make your own lace edgings. The class is suitable for beginners and for those who have already made some lace.

Fees: NZ$115

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LEARN TO SEW: (February)

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On 29 February from 9am-4pm

Would love to learn to sew but not sure where to start, and a whole term of courses is not for you? Then this one day course has been designed for you. Come and learn how to use a sewing machine (students may bring their own or use a college Bernina). Work on a selected sewing project and leave sewing confident all in one day.

Fees: NZ$90

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MAORI LANGUAGE & CULTURE: Level 4

Tutor/Facilitator: Tina MihaereRees
8 Monday nights - Starts 14 October from 7-9pm

A course for those who have already completed level 3. ie 24 weeks

Fees: NZ$65

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METAL JEWELLERY: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 3 November from 10am -4pm

This class is now FULL. Making silver rings and things…..learn a range of jewellery making techniques including forming, shaping, soldering, texturing, sawing, filing and finishing. The emphasis is on practical skills leading to finished items of jewellery. The silver for a ring and a bangle is included in the course costs as is copper to practice with, saw blades, solder etc. Silver to make additional items can be purchased at a reasonable price. All tools are provided. No previous experience necessary. We will be working with hot metal and tools so workshop clothing and covering footwear please; no open shoes, slides, sandals or jandals allowed. This is for your safety in the workshop.

Fees: NZ$135 - Includes materials for ring and bangle

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METAL JEWELLERY: Ear rings

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 24 November from 10am -4pm

Hoops, loops and hooks, butterflies, studs and pendants – earrings as body adornment are common to many cultures. They can convey a message, suggest an attitude, evoke a feeling and embody a memory. In this workshop we will discuss earrings through the ages while making as many earrings as we can. All materials are included in the course fee.

Fees: NZ$135 - includes some silver

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MIDDLE EASTERN MEALS:

Tutor/Facilitator: Rolla Farah
5 Wednesday nights - Starts 12 February from 7-9pm

Learn how to prepare Palestinian Middle Eastern Cuisine such as kebabs, shawarma, falafel, kidra, kefta, couscous, basbousa, sfiha, humus and taboulah salad.

Fees: NZ$115 - Includes all ingredients

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Musical Keyboard Skills

Tutor/Facilitator: Jean Hollier
8 Monday nights - Starts 10 February 6:30-9pm for 2 hours

Learn to use the musical keyboard. One hour individual and group tuition plus practice time using the schools' electronic keyboards. Usually split into 2 groups with start times of either 6.30 or 7.30pm. Please bring your own headphones.

Fees: NZ$110

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NAVIGATING DEMENTIA: Concerned about a person's memory?

Tutor/Facilitator: Emma Fromings
1 Monday night - On 5 August from 7-9pm

This two hour session will cover: - What is and isn’t dementia - What to do if you are concerned about changes in memory or thinking - How to support a family member or friend living with dementia - The support and resources available from Dementia Wellington and other organisations

Fees: NZ$20

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1B

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Monday nights - Starts 14 October from 6:30-8:30pm

This is a class for those who have completed NZ Sign Language Level 1A . Units 4 & 5 will be covered in this level

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1D

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 15 October from 6-8pm

This course is for those who have already completed 1C ie 24 weeks of NZ Sign Language. Units 8 & 9 will be covered in this level.

Fees: NZ$65

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Orchestra

Tutor/Facilitator: Samuel Berkahn
32 Monday nights - Starts 10 February from 7:30-9:30pm

The Tawa Orchestra is a community orchestra that attracts players of all ages and walks of life. No audition required – minimum standard Grade V. You will learn the dynamics of being part of a full orchestra including rehearsal techniques, sectionals, and performance. The Tawa Orchestra will perform at least 3 concerts throughout the year and may include collaborations with other community groups and visiting artists. New members can join at any time.

Fees: NZ$195

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Overcoming Anxiety, Stress & Depression

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Wednesday night - On 26 February from 7-9pm

Depression, panic, sleep disorders, overwhelming anger and sadness, anxiety, disorders or addictions, are all symptoms of the mind trying to process information. Learn how the body responds to these and how to reduce or eliminate symptoms with this one seminar. Great healing is possible.

Fees: NZ$25

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OVERLOCKER BASICS/SEWING WITH KNITS

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On 21 March from 9am-3:30pm

An introduction to the overlocker, develop skills to use this equipment safely and efficiently. Learn how to use the overlocker for seaming knit garments. Prior Sewing experience essential. Some overlockers are available to use during the course or bring your own

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Christmas Projects

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
6 Thursday nights - Starts 24 October from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. Let’s get sorted for Christmas.In this class we will be making a Christmas wreath, a table runner and a tree skirt.Or you may wish to come along and work on your own projects.

Fees: NZ$90

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PATCHWORK: Doily Quilt

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
8 Thursday nights - Starts 8 August from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL.This is the ideal project to use those doily’s we love collecting and that are lurking in cupboards. The quilt is designed to fit any amount of doily’s as you can make it as big or as small as you like. The key to this quilt is to have fabrics that will not over power your doily’s and ones that complement the embroidery of the doily’s.

Fees: NZ$110

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Patchwork: Finishing School (UFO)

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 10 November from 9am - 4pm

Students bring ufos (unfinished objects), or problem projects, or anything that they may need help with. You may need help to finish your quilt top, or learn how to baste and quilt your top or learn how to finish binding your quilt.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Kaleidoscope

Tutor/Facilitator: Elizabeth Burge
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 11 February from 7-9pm

Do you want to make a quilt that looks complex, but is deceptively simple to make? A One Block Wonder (Kaleidoscope) quilt uses just one feature fabric (and maybe an accent fabric) and just one shape. The class will cover how to choose the ideal fabric, how to cut and construct the blocks, alternative ways to arrange the blocks, how to construct the top and how to finish the quilt. Suitable for any quilter beginner to advanced. You just need to be able to sew a quarter inch seam.

Fees: NZ$110

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PILATES: Beginner (Mon)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts 10 February from 6-7pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner (Wed evening)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 12 February from 6-7pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner / Intermediate (Thurs)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts 13 February from 7:15-8:15pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. This class is suitable for beginner or intermediate students who have attended some Pilate's classes before.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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Pilates: Beginner Daytime (Friday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Friday mornings - Starts 14 February from 9:30-10:30am

This course is held at Linden Community Centre Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. The course is suitable for beginners and those who have not done an exercise programme before.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner Daytime (Monday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday mornings - Starts 10 February from 9:30-10:30am

This course is held at Linden Community Centre Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. The course is suitable for beginners and those who have not done an exercise programme before.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Intermediate (Mon)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts 10 February from 7:15-8:15pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. This class is suitable for intermediate students who have attended some Pilate's classes before.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES:Intermediate (Wed morning)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday mornings - Starts 12 February from 10-11am

This course is held at the Tawa Community Centre. Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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POTTERY: Beginner Wheel Work

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Glennie
8 Monday nights - Starts 10 February from 7-9:30pm

This class is an introduction to throwing clay on a pottery wheel or for extension for students who have done a previous wheelwork course. Students learn to centre clay on the wheel and the basics of throwing the foundation shapes of cylinders and bowls. Please note that glazing will be done on the final week (6 April 2020), so it is essential that students can attend on that evening as there are no alternative opportunities to glaze work. The costs for clay, firing and glazing materials are extra and will vary depending on how much a student makes. Please bring $30 materials deposit payable in cash to the tutor on the first night. Some students may not use all this deposit however productive students may be required to pay more. This class is held at Gear Homestead Woolshed Potters clubrooms, Gear Homestead, Okowai Road Porirua and is for ADULTS ONLY.

Fees: NZ$165

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POTTERY: Hand Building

Tutor/Facilitator: Linda Savell & Jackie Haddow
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 11 February from 7-9:30pm

Introduction to hand building with clay or extension for previous students. Techniques covered are pinch pots, coils, slab work and glazing. It should be noted that glazing will be done on the 7th week so it is important that students are able to attend on that evening as there are no alternative opportunities to glaze work. We will all be using the same clay. Clay, firing costs, and glazing materials are extra and will vary depending on how productive you are. Please bring $50 materials deposit payable in cash to the tutors on the first night. (some students may not use all this deposit however productive students may be required to pay more) This class is held at Gear Homestead Woolshed Potters rooms, Gear Homestead, Okowai Road Porirua and is for ADULTS ONLY.

Fees: NZ$165

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Raranga 1 Day Wananga Intermediate (November)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Saturday - On 23 November from 9am-5pm

Minimum experience required (people who have made putiputi) - Kono/Konae. Also for the Experienced weaver - whiri kete or wall hanging Note: All registered students will be contacted by the tutor to discuss what they would like to create, where to harvest harakeke and what type of harakeke needed, preparation of harakeke and tools to be sourced for the day.

Fees: NZ$40

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Beginner)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Monday nights - Starts 10 February from 7-9pm

Come along and learn the basic knowledge and history of traditional and contemporary Maori weaving with Nina Paaka. Throughout the term you will learn reo Maori, tikanga o te whare pora (protocols within the house of weaving), how to harvest and prepare Harakeke (flax), learn how to weave putiputi (flowers), placemat/coaster, konae (2 sided purse) and wall hanging. This is a great way to start your raranga (weaving) journey, all beginners welcome.

Fees: NZ$65

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Intermediate)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 11 February from 7-9pm

This class is for those who are experienced at weaving with Harakeke and/or other materials. You must understand the tikanga, reo and how to prepare Harakeke for weaving. Minimum of experience – putiputi, kono and konae. This class is a pathway for those that wish to move on from the beginners class. You will learn how to weave whiri kete and are welcome to inquire about weaving other items. Come along and become one of our Tuakana weavers and 'get your weave on'.

Fees: NZ$65

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Roman Blinds & Curtains

Tutor/Facilitator: Kim O'Neill
1 Sunday - On 15 September from 9am-4pm

Make a Roman blind or Curtains for your home during this one day course. This is a condensed course so if you are making a large blind you may need to do the last finishing and stringing at home.

Fees: NZ$85

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SELF DEFENCE: Krav Maga(Age 15+)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gabriel Molina
1 Saturday afternoon - On 22 February from 12noon -3pm

Krav Maga (contact combat) is a self-defence system developed by the Israeli Defence Force. Its application and efficiency in the real world has been proven to be highly effective by law enforcement agencies, protection services, and the military. The 3 hour session will be at an introductory level and will focus on civilian self defence. Unlike the military or police, the main intent for civilian krav maga is to: Minimise harm to oneself, stop the escalation of conflict by defending in a decisive manner, and also by escaping quickly at the very first opportunity

Fees: NZ$45

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Sewing for Beginners (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Janet Barnes
8 Thursday nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9pm

Want to learn about sewing but don’t know where to start. Learn how to understand a pattern, work out the material needed and what sewing words mean. Start by making a bag followed by a project approved of by the tutor. (If you wish to make your own project you need to go to Monday night sewing)

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing for Beginners (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 12 February from 7-9pm

Learn how to understand a pattern, work out the material needed and what sewing words mean.

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
8 Monday nights - Starts 10 February from 7-9pm

The class will cater for intermediate sewers. All students will be helped, shown techniques and short cuts. Bring pattern, material & sewing kit, current sewing project, or idea to the first lesson.

Fees: NZ$110

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Sleep Workshop

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Thursday night - On 19 March from 7-9pm

Having trouble falling asleep? Staying asleep? Need ‘extra help’ on a regular basis? In this class you’ll learn what sleep is for, what causes problems, and what you can do about it, both at the time and on an ongoing basis.

Fees: NZ$25

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SOIL BUILDING: Homemade fertilisers, pest and disease control, healthy soil

Tutor/Facilitator: Jessica Barnes
1 Tuesday night - On 5 November from 7-9pm

Soil is the foundation of any garden. Healthy soils create healthy plants that are resilient to pests, disease and unfavourable conditions. In this workshop you’ll learn some basics on building soil health, creating homemade fertilisers and managing pests and diseases organically.

Fees: NZ$25

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Spanish: Getting Started for Travellers

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 11 February from 7-9pm

Learn to understand and speak simple written and spoken Spanish. Learn how to communicate when buying food, organising transport or getting simple directions

Fees: NZ$110

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Spanish: Next Step

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Thursday nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9pm

Continue learning Spanish. This course continues on from the beginner course or is for those who already know some Spanish.

Fees: NZ$110

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TAI CHI: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 11 February from 6:30-7:30pm

Taichi is an exciting, fun, exercise for your body and mind.This is the art and exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy. flexible, balanced, active,sociable and youthful.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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TAI CHI: Intermediate Kungfu / 42 Competition Sword

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 11 February from 7:45-8:45pm

Taichi is an exciting, fun, exercise for your body and mind.This is the art and exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy. flexible, balanced, active,sociable and youthful. For those who have attended Tai Chi before this is an opportunity to extend your skills and knowledge.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in the same term

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TAWA & ITS BUSH RESERVES:

Tutor/Facilitator: Gil Roper
6 sessions - Starts on 11 February from 7-9pm

A six-week course that provides the opportunity to learn some history of Tawa and its reserves. Sources of names, identification of native tree species, surveys done on lizard and bird populations as well as pest control in the reserves will feature. The course will include three guided walks. The bush walks will be in the weekends at times suitable for the course members. It is designed for people with no previous knowledge and for those who wish to extend their existing knowledge.

Fees: NZ$70

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TEXTILES RE-CYCLING & ALTERATIONS:

Tutor/Facilitator: Kim O'Neill
1 Sunday - On 3 November from 9am-3pm

Learn some mind blowing ways to re-purpose old clothing or textiles and in doing so, save money and the planet too. You may have found something from the op shop. Bring it along to alter to fit you.

Fees: NZ$80

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Ukulele: Beginners & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Don Franks
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 11 February from 6:30pm beginner lesson & easy songs, 7:30pm more complex styles and songs

Want to learn to play the Ukulele? Beginner and Intermediate ukulele lessons including basic chords and songs leading to improving playing skills and theoretical understanding. Bring your own ukulele.

Fees: NZ$115

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WOODWORK MADE EASY (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Thursday nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9pm

Learn wood working using hand tools and the type of power tools found in the home. Choose your own project at your level of ability and learn skills while completing the project. You provide your own materials. No recycled timber allowed.

Fees: NZ$115

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WOODWORK MADE EASY(Tuesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 11 February from 7-9pm

Learn wood working, sharpening, tuning, using hand tools and the type of power tools found in the home. Choose your own project at your level of ability and learn skills while completing the project. You provide your own materials. No recycled timber allowed.

Fees: NZ$115

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XERO BASIC: ( February)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 23 February from 9am-4pm

In the best Xero course in Wellington learn about this new web-based accounting package which is growing rapidly in use in the small business sector. This is a beginner course in Xero but you are expected to have some accounting knowledge.

Fees: NZ$90

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XERO BASIC: ( March)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 22 March from 9am-4pm

In the best Xero course in Wellington learn about this new web-based accounting package which is growing rapidly in use in the small business sector. This is a beginner course in Xero but you are expected to have some accounting knowledge.

Fees: NZ$90

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XERO BASIC: (December)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 1 December from 9am-4pm

In the best Xero course in Wellington learn about this new web-based accounting package which is growing rapidly in use in the small business sector. This is a beginner course in Xero but you are expected to have some accounting knowledge.

Fees: NZ$90

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YOGA: Beginner (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 12 February from 7:15-8:15pm

Graduated yoga postures to enhance health and develop and maintain muscle/joint flexibility. Breath awareness and control and relaxation for stress release.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in the same term

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YOGA: Beginner/Intermediate (Thurs)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts 13 February from 6-7pm

There are places in Wednesdays class. Graduated yoga postures to enhance health and develop and maintain muscle/joint flexibility. Breath awareness and control and relaxation for stress release.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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